Design and Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. At Myton Park, our Design and Technology curriculum is built using our school curriculum drivers, and ensures that children have a rich cultural capital. It builds upon their prior learning, and their enthusiasm for learning new knowledge and building a DT schema. We build a DT schema through threshold concepts that link DT knowledge together.

Design and Technology threshold concepts:

  • Master practical techniques – This concept involves developing the skills needed to make high quality product.
  • Take inspiration from design – This concept involves developing the design process.
  • Design, make, evaluate and improve – This concept involves developing the process of design thinking and seeing design as an iterative process.

The curriculum focuses on retaining knowledge, gaining an understanding of key concepts over time and re-visiting the same knowledge through a series of carefully planned activities. It is our ambition to inspire our children through studying the best of what has been thought and said in order to achieve.

Together we, Nurture, Inspire and Achieve.